One important resource the couple brings to the process of birthing is their capacity to establish a felt sense of safety, trust, and connection for the birthing mother during labor. This resource can be strengthened in the months before the birth, allowing partners to deepen their intimacy and secure attachment with each other, which in turn supports secure prenatal bonding with their baby. In this lecture specific skills to support couples in accessing oxytocin and harmonic resonance will be covered, as well as the physiological similarities between intimacy and birth, and how both support secure attachment in humans.
Sarah Theismann, MA, SEP, CMP, CSB
Somatic Trauma Resolution
Early Developmental Repatterning
Somatic Sex & Intimacy Coaching
Born to a German father and Hungarian mother, Sarah grew up in the Alps in Germany and Austria. She studied art, movement and dance in Munich. After moving to California in 2001, she began to pursue studies of healing through the body: she became a Pilates and Yoga instructor, pursued a B.F.A. in Painting and Performance Art and attended the Tamalpa Institute (movement based expressive arts therapy) as well as holistic massage school. During this period she also obtained her Certificate as a Sexological Bodyworker from the Institute for Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and studied varied approaches to sex coaching. She found the true foundation of her work with clients in her studies of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing™ and Ray Castellino’s Prenatal and Birth Therapy. Deepening her commitment to healing through the body, she obtained an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Somatic and Pre/Perinatal Psychology.